Posts Tagged ‘geekery’

Quick test of a new comment plug-in

September 6, 2012

Looking to see if I can integrate my comment system with fubber and twudder…

Probably time to break out the Edirol

January 3, 2011

Warning: You are running out of disk space. Please delete some photos or videos. (iPhone error message while running iTalk)

I love the spontaneity of recording the band on the phone, and the quality is really not bad, but I’ve got a nice compact digital recorder and I should be using it.

Four-alarm pentatonic ukulele chili

March 13, 2010

My #uke4geeks talk at South By was so hot it set off a false alarm. We persevered, and prevailed, a small band of die-hards, many of whom brought their own axes (next time we set it up as a hootenanny?), and here are the slides I spoke to. I’m already revising them based on flow and keeping remembering other things I meant to say:

via Ukulele For Geeks: Secrets of the Pentatonic Scales (sxsw 2010).

The new phone book is (almost) here!

September 9, 2009


The writing is over (for this edition), the book has “shipped to the printer,” and the cover mechanical (shown above, in its technicolor glory) is in the can. My tech writing career is now complete: an animal book with O’Reilly!

stump the chumps

May 17, 2009

what's the difference between a duck? - Wolfram|Alpha

what’s the difference between a duck? – Wolfram|Alpha

Originally uploaded by xian

ok – trick questions are no fair, but hire someone with a sense of humor and load it up with snappy answers, yo.

Designing Social Interfaces, Rough Cut edition now available from O'Reilly Media

April 15, 2009

Designing Social Interfaces - Rough Cut | O'Reilly Media

Designing Social Interfaces – Rough Cut | O’Reilly Media

Originally uploaded by xian

The unedited, 500 page first draft of our book is available now in PDF format for review by anyone who can’t bear to wait till September for the first (“real”) edition to come out.


Building my sxsw schedule

March 7, 2009

gee and i've only met barlow once

January 3, 2009

gee and i’ve only met barlow once

Originally uploaded by xian

was JP Barlow idly doing the comparisons today, or is this more like secret-admirer spam?

Design hacks with stencils and patterns

September 12, 2008

These are the slides I worked from today in my talk at Yahoo! Open Hack Day 08, Design Hacks with Stencils & Patterns:

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: openhack08 hackday)

Open Hackday 08 begins

September 12, 2008

hackday stage

Originally uploaded by xian.

I’m going to name the robots Foo and Bar. We still haven’t announced the musical act that will be performing on this stage tonight.

So far I’ve heard Cody Simms and Neal Sample (Cody and Neal, hmmm….) give a great overview of YOS (with great visuals by Micah Laaker), and am now listening to Allen Rabinovich explain how to hack with Flash and Flex.

At 2pm I’ll be talking about patterns and stencils and how they can help coders build better interfaces.